Technical Assistance (TA) to the Government of Kenya is an important component of the Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya – Plus (StARCK+) programme, a four-year initiative funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). The StARCK+ approach focuses on interventions across government, private sector and civil society; meaning that the various activities reinforce one another to create greater overall impact. The TA component works to improve the policy environment and mainstream climate change in budgeting and planning – through, for example, support to the development of the Climate Change Act, 2016. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR) is the main government partner, and actions are also undertaken in cooperation with National Treasury; Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; Ministry of Energy and Petroleum; and other ministries.
The initiative is delivered by a consortium of DAI, Matrix Development Consultants and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
The TA component aims to help the Government of Kenya implement climate change governance reforms. The improved policy environment is expected to encourage scaled up innovation and increased investment in low carbon and climate resilient products, services and assets.
Action areas are guided by Kenya’s National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP), which can be accessed at www.kccap.info. Examples of activities are set out in the table below:
|Action Areas||TA Component Activities and Inputs|
|Climate Change Act and Policy||
|Climate Finance Mechanisms||
|National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP)||
|National Adaptation Plan (NAP)||
|Mainstreaming climate change in sector ministries||